Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Marrow muffins

What is marrow I hear you say? Well it's a vegetable that kind of looks and tastes a bit like a zucchini. Here, say hi to my friend marrow

So my buddies gave me 2 maaaaaasssssiiiive  marrows home grown in their little garden of love and I have lots of uses for them. One of those are these muffins! Now, thanks to the awesomeness of George Bryant of civilizedcavemancooking.com (do yourself an favour and check it out) his well known Paleo banana bread recipe (probably the easiest, healthiest and moist bread/cake you will ever make, EVER!) these little delights were created. 

I basically used his recipe base and substituted the important bits! 

2.5 cups of cooked mashed marrow (or other mashed veg)
½ cup nut butter (I used tahini)
½ cup coconut/almond flour
1 tsp bi carb
1tsp GF baking powder
1 tsp cumin (I used cumin as it goes well with marrow, but just check what spice or herb teams well with your vegetable)
4 eggs

Blend all wet ingredients in a food processor,  then add all dry ingredients and process process process.

If you want to make it a bread or loaf, baking  takes about an hour at 180 degrees 
If making the muffins, it takes about 30mins.

They are so so good warm with butter... ORRRRRRR here's what else I did with them......

Little mini burgers for work lunch, cut em open and make a sandwich of lettuce, tomato and avocado! I'm excited!!!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

1 easy salad 3 different ways!

Secret? I am not 12 any more. Bah I said it! So basically it means that I am not  huge fan of New Kids on the Block anymore. ………But what I AM a huge fan of is taking recipes that I find, dissecting them and doing what I want with them. And the reason why I sometimes do this is for various reasons. It is not because the original recipe is not crazy delicious. Sometimes I just don’t have all the ingredients. Or I am taking a recipe containing ingredients that I prefer not to consume and making either a gluten, dairy or maybe grain free version. But mostly?......it’s  because I really feel that cooking should be about creating. Sometimes I don't see the point in just sharing with you a recipe that I made, you go ahead and make it, everyone loves it (hopefully!) but the only part of you in there is the fact that you used your eyes to read the instructions, and your hands to prepare it?(or maybe your elbows if you have some kind of weirdo skill). 

So that is why I will try and post recipes as often as I can that give you different ideas and alternatives so not only will it help you get more creative but you can just use the same recipe over and over again and just change up an ingredient every time. Superb!

Here is today's........

Possibilities = ENDLESS!!!!!